Nebraska SHRM – Legislative Director Update March 2nd, 2017

March 2nd, 2017 Update


  • President Trump is expected to sign a new executive order today on the issue of Immigration.  As you recall, in January Trump signed an executive order to restrict entry into the United States from several Muslim-majority countries.  However, courts blocked the executive order.  The new executive order is expected to be signed by the President today.  We will continue to keep you updated as more information on the new executive order is released from the White House;
  • Two Memorandums from the Department of Homeland Security implementing President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders on “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” and “implementing the President’s Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements Policies” establish broad enforcement priorities for the removal of individuals from the U.S. issued by DHS Secretary John Kelly on February 20, 2017.  You can access the Memos and an analysis of the Memos here:
  • The Senate is expected to pass a Congressional Review Act resolution today that would block a regulation under the Obama administration that requires prospective federal contractors to disclose labor law violations – the so called blacklisting regulations.  As you may recall, the regulations implementing a 2014 executive order never took full effect because a preliminary injunction in October blocked a majority of the rule currently.